Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Nominations sought for Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year Awards

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Teacher accused of Facebook snooping

A Spanish teacher at Land O'Lakes High School could be fired over allegations that she improperly gained access to students' Facebook accounts to determine whether they had made negative comments about her. Story, 1A

COUNTYWIDE

Group seeks industry award nominations

Nominations are being accepted through April 30 for the 2012 Pasco Economic Development Council Industry of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the 26th annual appreciation banquet. Each year, the council evaluates and nominates top companies in Pasco County for their technology, innovation, job creation, growth and capital investment in the area. They also measure companies' involvement in community activities. All finalists are interviewed on a range of topics, from capital investments and company growth, market and technology innovation to leadership and involvement in industry and community organizations. Nominees for the Industry of the Year Awards should be for-profit service, manufacturing or technology industries operating in Pasco County. (Municipalities or affiliates are excluded). The awards will be separated into divisions based on the number of employees, and previous winners of the past five years are not eligible. To download the nomination form, visit http://tinyurl.com/pedc-form.

HUDSON

Legislator will speak at meeting

State Rep. John Legg will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the Heritage Pines Republican Club. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the PAC Room of the Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd. For details, visit http://hprepublicanclub.com or call (727) 515-3111.

LAND O'LAKES

Meet candidates at GOP gathering

The Republican Club of Central Pasco will host a "meet and greet" Wednesday featuring candidates for the District 3 County Commission seat held by Ann Hildebrand, who is retiring. A dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd. For more information, call Connie Queller at (813) 326-8802.

Correction

The Celebrate Recovery program began in a California church headed up by the author of The Purpose Driven Life. A story in Wednesday's Pasco Times misstated the title of the book.

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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 8 hours ago